Give Us This Day, Feb 26, 2018, Our Daily Elvis

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Because of what she described as public outrage over the lascivious nature of several recent “race” recordings, U.S. Congresswoman Ruth Thompson (R-Michigan) tried but failed to pass a bill forbidding distribution of any “obscene, lewd, lascivious, or filthy publication, picture, disc, transcription, or other article capable of producing sound.
LaVern Baker appealed to Congress in a letter to Michigan Representative Charles Digges Jr. The letter requested the revision of the Copyright Act of 1909. She says that recording artists should be protected against “note-for-note copying” of already recorded R&B tunes and arrangements by White artists and arrangers. Her request was denied.
Billboard reported that the 45rpm single format was outselling the 78s for the first time. The number 45 came from taking 78 and subtracting Columbia’s 33 rpm. RCA introduced the first 45 on March 31, 1949 when they released 104 single vinyl records. The first 45 to hit the Billboard charts was “You’re Adorable” by Perry Como, on May 7th, 1949.

1958

Wear My Ring Around Your Neck | Elvis Presley Official Web Site

1966

U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson visited Elvis Presley on the set of the movie “Spinout.”

(unable to locate pictures)

 

1975

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Highlights of this day

 

1969

 

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Elvis Presley Movie Star

As a teenager, Elvis worked as an usher in a movie theatre, dreaming of being the hero on screen.

He dreamed of being the movie hero and being in movies, and as with making a genre of music his own, so too, did he have his own Star Vehicle Presley Formula Flick.

It was in that theatre Elvis sat while Dewey Phillips played the one sided singed “That’s All Right Mama” for the first time on air. He got so many calls to re-play that song, that he called the boarding house where the Presleys lived and a neighbour got the phone and got Gladys, who then ran out of the house, with Vernon to get their boy down to the radio station to do his first on air interview, over before he realized it was going on. Elvis Presley had a stutter that got incorporated into his singing.

Elvis Presley’ first being in a movie was a short concert film as an opening act with Pat Boone headlining in the Bill Randle Cleveland Disc Jockey Radio Personality – it was likely broadcast on regional television, screened once at a local high school and the film has disappeared into a private European collector’s hand at the last rumour.

Elvis Presley’s short film:

The Pied Piper of Cleveland: A Day in the Life of a Famous Disc Jockey (Documentary) (performer: “That’s All Right, Mama”, “Mystery Train”, “Good Rockin’ Tonight”)

 

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ElvisWorld: Making a Movie Short – Pied Piper of Cleveland Oct 20

 

Then after screen testing, Elvis  was in his first movie in a supporting role. Not in Rainmaker with Katherine Hepburn and Burt Lancaster – Hollywood A Listers – but in a second Reno Brothers movie telling in a minor role made larger by Elvis playing it.

1956

Love Me Tender

Production: August 22 and September 21, 1956;premiere Nov 15 national release nov 21

Director: Robert D. Webb

Writers: Robert Buckner (screenplay), Maurice Geraghty (story)

Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

After that, the movies were crafted around him, Loving You and Jailhouse Rock being good boy/bad boy versions of the same story.

One in Color, softer story with a freedom of speech motif; the other Black/White

seedier, steamier and both of these full of Elvis Presley’s actual band

but also his cousins and Memphis Mafia Pals.

1957

Loving You  

Production: January 21, – March 8; national release July 9, 1957

Director: Hal Kanter

Writers: Herbert Baker (screenplay), Hal Kanter (screenplay)

Stars: Elvis Presley, Lizabeth Scott, Wendell Corey |

Production Co:Hal Wallis Productions / Paramount Pictures

Jailhouse Rock 

Production: May 13 to June 17 Released 8 November 1957 (USA)

Director: Richard Thorpe

Writers: Guy Trosper (screenplay), Nedrick Young (story) (as Ned Young)

Production Co:Avon Productions (II) / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

 

1958

King Creole 

Production January 20 to March 10, 1958; released 2 July 1958 (USA)

Director: Michael Curtiz

Writers: Herbert Baker (screenplay), Michael V. Gazzo (screenplay) |

Harold Robbins (novel)

Elvis Presley does his best James Dean.

1960

Hal Wallis filmed second unit scenery in Germany before Elvis was even mustered out.

GI Blues would be Elvis’ first pairing with foreign celebrity in a musical romantic comedy, objective matrimony.

G.I. Blues 

April 21- June 29th  released: November 23, 1960

Director: Norman Taurog

Elvis Presley does his best Brando since King Creole.

Flaming Star 

Production: August 1 -October 7 released: 20 December 1960

August 28, 1960

Principal photography for Follow That Dream was completed.

Director: Don Siegel

Writers: Clair Huffaker (screenplay/novel), Nunnally Johnson (screenplay)

Stars: Elvis Presley, Barbara Eden, Steve Forrest

The original “Black Star” is the same recording as “Flaming Star”, just the word differs.

1961

Wild in the Country

release date 15 June 1961 (USA)

Director: Philip Dunne

Writers: Clifford Odets (screenplay), J.R. Salamanca (novel)

Blue Hawaii 

Production Hawaii March 27 -April 17th. LA until May 23rd.

released 22 November 1961 (USA)

Director: Norman Taurog

Writers: Allan Weiss (story), Hal Kanter

Follow That Dream 

Production: July 5 – August released 11 April 1962 (USA)

Principal photography for Follow That Dream was completed.

Also Known As: Here Come the Kwimpers

Director: Gordon Douglas

Writers: Charles Lederer (screenplay), Richard Powell (novel)

1962

Kid Galahad

remake of

Director: Phil Karlson

Writers: William Fay (screenplay), Francis Wallace (story)

Stars: Elvis Presley, Gig Young, Lola Albright |

Production: Mirisch Corporation /United Artists

Release Date: 29 August 1962

Girls! Girls! Girls! 

March 26 prep, hawaii April 9-26, May 1-June 8 LA

Director: Norman Taurog

Writers: Allan Weiss (story/screenplay) , Edward Anhalt (screenplay)

Stars: Elvis Presley, Stella Stevens, Jeremy Slate

Production Co: Hal Wallis Productions/ Paramount Pictures

It Happened at the World’s Fair 

Production: August 28 , September 4-13 in Seattle,  to Nov 9

Release Date:3 April 1963

Director: Norman Taurog

1963

Fun in Acapulco

Production January 25 – March 2x ; released November 27 1963

 

Viva Las Vegas July 15 – September 11,

At this juncture, A Presley Picture was a subgenre of it’s own.

1964

Roustabout Feb 26 – opened Nov 11

Girl Happy June 22 – August 12

Tickle Me oct 12 – nov 24

1965

Harum Scarum March 15 – April 19

Frankie and Johnny May 11 – June 24

Paradise, Hawaiian Style  – August – Sept 30

1966

Spinout Feb 11 – April 8

Double Trouble July 11- August 30

1967

Clambake March 20 – April 27

Speedway June 19 to August 21

Stay Away, Joe October 9 to Nov 27

1968

Live a Little Love a Little March 13

The Trouble with Girls (And How to Get into It): Production: Oct – Dec 18

September 3, 1969: premiered in the U.S.

 

Charro! July – August

Elvis completed looping and was released from

 

1969

Change of Habit March and April – released Nov 10

 

His last films were about him: documentaries of concert tours.

1970

Elvis: That’s the Way It Is

1972

Elvis on Tour

 

1980

This is Elvis

 

Elvis Presley tv movies, mini-series and tv-series:

 

Dick Clark’s Elvis with Kurt Russel

 

Elvis Presley: TV Star

TV Series: Good Rocking Tonight

TV Show: Sun Records

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Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.

, 1938

Vernon Presley awaiting prison  ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)

,1939

Vernon Presley  in prison ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)

1940-41
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

1943

1944

August 8, 1945 to July 18, 1946
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

1946
Commerce Street, a rental

510 1/2 Maple Street, South Tupelo -the Presleys lived with Glady’s cousin Frank Richards and his wife, Leona.

1947

Mulbery Alley

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953 – Humes High School

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

Sept 2o 1949 to January 7, 1950
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952

Elvis worked as an user at Loew’s State Theatre

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

April 24, 1954

Taking notice of changes in music trends, Billboard magazine featured the headline “Teenagers Demand Music with a Beat – Spur Rhythm and Blues.” Within a year, R&B music by both black and white artists caught the public’s fancy.

Elvis worked at Crown Electric,  until mid-October 1954

The Presleys lived at 2414 Lamar Avenue, rented til the end of 1954 to mid-1955

Perez Prado was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White’. Known as the ‘King of the Mambo’ the instrumental was the theme from the film ‘Underwater’ where Jane Russell can be seen dancing to ‘Cherry Pink’.
Elvis performed at the Magnolia Gardens, Houston, Texas in the afternoon, and he performed at the Cook’s Hoedown club, Houston, Texas in the evening.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info April 24 1955 Magnolia Gardens Houston TX
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The Presleys  lived at  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

April 24, 1956

Elvis with Scotty, Bill and DJ –  did 2 more shows at New Frontier Hotel to a middle aged audience with Sheeky Greene the comedian and Freddy Martin & His Orchestra playing along.


Frame grab from Hollywood or Bust – 1956

A Hollywood Movie Production, filming in Vegas had a shot of the marquee of the New Frontier.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info April 24 1956 New Frontier Hotel Las Vegas NV (8:00 PM) The Atomic Powered Singer
Info April 24 1956 New Frontier Hotel Las Vegas NV (12:00 AM) The Atomic Powered Singer

The Presleys lived at  at  1414 Getwell Street  until May 11 1956 – Audobon Drive  March 1957

April 24, 1957

16 year old Ricky Nelson released his first single, “I’m Walkin'” b/w “Teenager’s Romance.” Both sides made it to the Billboard Top 5, with B-side “Teenager’s Romance” reaching #2 and his Fats Domino cover going to #4. It was the first of Nelson’s two single releases on the Verve label prior to beginning a long association with Imperial Records.

The live cross-country concert tour “Biggest Show of Stars for ’57” made a stop at the Garden in Cincinnati for a show featuring Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Bill Doggett, Clyde McPhatter, theFive Keys, Ann Cole, the Moonglows, the Five Satins, and Charlie Brown.

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive, Graceland purchased on March 19.

The Military Service Disruption

April 24, 1958

In Milwaukee, Alan Freed’s “Big Beat Show” concert tour played three shows at the Riverside Theatre, with performances by Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Danny & the Juniors, Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers, the Diamonds, Billy & Lillie, the Chantels, Dicky Doo and the Don’ts, Jo Ann Campbell, Larry Williams, Ed Townsend, the Pastels, and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins.

At the Decca Recording Studio in the Pythian Temple, New York City, Bobby Darin recorded his composition “Early In The Morning.” When first released as a single, it was credited to the Ding Dongs, and eventually to the Rinky-Dinks, to conceal Darin’s identity while under contract to another label. The Rinky-Dinks version peaked at #24 on the Billboard Hot 100 while Buddy Holly’s competing rendition reached #32.

Military service at Fort Hood in Texas., for basic training as part of the Second Armored Division. He was stationed there for six months.

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

April 24, 1959

After 24 years of Saturday nights on radio and nine years on television, the final installment of the musical countdown show “Your Hit Parade” was presented on NBC-TV

Buddy Holly hit #1 on the U.K. Singles chart six weeks after his death with the Paul Anka song “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore

The Drifters released the “There Goes My Baby,” co-written by lead singer Ben E. King. This was the first single by the second incarnation of the Drifters (previously known as the 5 Crowns), who assumed the group name in 1958 after manager George Treadwell fired the remaining members of the original lineup.

Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

April 24, 1960

G.I. Blues 

April 24, 1961

Del Shannon‘s “Runaway” hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, enabling him to finally quit his job as a carpet salesman. The song also reached the top of the chart in the UK and has since been ranked at #466 on Rolling Stone‘s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Bob Dylan appeared on Harry Belafonte’s album ‘The Midnight Special’ playing harmonica on the title track. Dylan was paid a $50 session fee for this his first ever recording.

Blue Hawaii 

April 24, 1962

Girls! Girls! Girls! 

In Nashville, singer Brenda Lee, then 18, married 19-year-old building contractor Ronnie Shacklett, six months after meeting him at a Jackie Wilson concert. They have two daughters.
Elvis had ordered a lot of books at the Readin’ & Ritin’ Shop.

April 24, 1964

Roustabout Post-Production

 

April 24, 1965

The Soundtrack to “Mary Poppins” was #1 on the Album chart for the third out of 13 weeks.

Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Game Of Love’, a No.2 hit in the UK. Wayne took his name from DJ Fontana the Elvis Presley drummer. Eric Stewart guitarist in the Mindbenders went on join Hotlegs and 10CC.

Harum Scarum Post Production

April 24, 1966

The Dave Clark Five performed “Catch Us If You Can” on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Roberta Peters, Jose Greco, Alan Sherman, Shelley Berman, and mouse puppet Topo Gigio also appeared.

Spinout Production

April 24, 1967

Clambake Production

 

April 24, 1968

Louis Armstrong was at #1 in the UK with the single “What A Wonderful World”. At 66 years of age, it made him the oldest act ever to score a UK #1. The song stalled at #32 in the US, but Louis is also the oldest person to reach #1 on the Billboard chart, a feat he accomplished in 1964 with “Hello Dolly”. Until George Burns in 1980.

The Beatles new company, Apple Records turned down the offer to sign new artist David Bowie. (Apple later signed Mary Hopkin, James Taylor, Badfinger and Billy Preston).

Live a Little, Love a Little 

April 24, 1969

Change of Habit 

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

April 24, 1970

Invited to a White House dinner by Tricia Nixon, Jefferson Airplane’s Grace Slick brought radical Abbie Hoffman with her but he was turned away at the door by Secret Service agents. Slick also left.

April 24, 1971

April 24, 1972

One of John Lennon’s most controversial singles, “Woman Is the Nigger of the World” is released in the US. The song actually reached #57 on Billboard’s Hot 100, despite virtually every radio station in the country refusing to play it. The phrase was originally uttered by Yoko Ono during a magazine interview in 1967 and John would later explain that he was making a point that women deserved higher status in society.

Elvis on Tour Production

 

Elvis performed at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, and Lisa Marie was in the audience.
Date: 24 Apr 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Anaheim, CA.
Convention Center
Tickets: 8,500
Costume: White Stone Eagle suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me Tender
You Gave A Mountain
Steamroller Blues
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
How Great Thou Art
Johnny B. Goode
Hound Dog
Fever
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I’ll Remember You
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: City To City
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 9 – April 22nd – April 30th 1973
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Info April 24 1973 Convention Center Anaheim CA (8:30 pm) 8500 Orange Sunburst Original belt Green Suit Yes Yes Yes

April 24, 1974

April 24, 1975

Elvis performed at the Coliseum, Macon, Georgia. Jerry Scheff returned on bass for the first time in 2 years.

Date: 24 Apr 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Macon, GA.
Macon Coliseum
Tickets: 10,242
Costume: Dark Blue 2-piece suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Big Boss Man
It’s Midnight
Promised Land
Fairytale
Burning Love
[band introductions]
What’d I Say
School Days
My Boy
T-R-O-U-B-L-E
I’ll Remember You
Let Me Be There
American Trilogy
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: We’ll Make You Happy CD 1 (from Love Me to I’ll Remember You)
  
 

Before and after his show in Macon, GA on April 24, 1975

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 15 – April 24th – May 7th 1975
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Info April 24 1975 Macon Coliseum Macon GA (8:30 pm) 10242 Navy Blue Two-Piece with Blue Armadillo None Black Suit Yes Yes Ye
In a parody of recent public offers in the millions of dollars, “Saturday Night Live” producer Lorne Michaels went on the air and offered the Beatles the whopping sum of $3,000 if they agreed to reunite on the NBC-TV show. as it turned out,   Paul and Linda McCartney spent the evening with John Lennon at his New York Dakota apartment and watched Saturday Night Live on TV. Producer of the show Lorne Michaels made an offer on air asking The Beatles to turn up and play three songs live. Lennon and McCartney thought about taking a cab to the studio, but decided they were too tired. This was the last time Lennon and McCartney were together.
Wings’ “At The Speed Of Sound” went to #1 on the US album chart. It was Paul McCartney’s fifth #1 after he left The Beatles.
Elvis performed at the Sports Arena, San Diego, California.
Date: 24 Apr 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: San Diego, CA.
San Diego Sports
Tickets: 17,500
Costume: Bicentennial (blue) Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
What’d I Say
America
And I Love You So
Hound Dog
Hurt
How Great Thou Art
My Woman, My Life
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

‘The First Time Ever I Lay With You’ New Import CD: Out soon from the E. P. Collector label  “The First Time Ever I Lay With You” San Diego, April 24th, 1976 afternoon show AUDIENCE RECORDING.
The San Diego, April 24th, 1976 afternoon show is previously unreleased and moreover, it is completely a new show for Elvis fans – never before in circulation, in any form!
Elvis April ’76 tour was rated as very good one, with longer shows and variable set list. Unlike later that year, when Elvis ended his concerts quickly after introductions of his band, here he gave no less than 9 songs after ‘School Day’ orchestra solo! Elvis’ drummer Ronnie Tutt was back in band and pianist Shane Kiester was replaced by Tony Brown.
Among the concert highlights there are ‘Tryin’ To Get To You’, ‘America’, ‘Hurt’, ‘Burning Love’ and ‘How Great Thou Art’.  One song stands out: rare, heartfelt performance of complete version of ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’. This song was performed only 3 known times, in 1976.
This concert is taken from a recently found first generation audience recorded cassette tape. The nicely designed digipak has a great collection of quality images taken in San Diego, CA, April 24, 1976.
Go to ‘Elvis All The CD News’ for tracklist and more details 

Departing the Lisa Marie with Linda Thompson in San Diego on April 24, 1976

San Diego, CA. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 20 – April 21st – April 27th 1976
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Info April 24 1976 San Diego Sports San Diego CA (8:30 pm) 17500 Blue Egyptian Bird Original belt Red Suit Yes
Elvis performed at the Crisler Arena, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
RCA recorded “Little Darlin” and Elvis playing the piano as he sang ‘Unchained Melody’ – with no other band accompaniments. RCA recorded this track and later overdubbed it with percussion, bass and organ instruments. The tracks were released on the album ‘Moody Blue’.
Elvis Presley made some of his last recordings during a concert at the Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Two songs from the show, “Little Darlin'” and “Unchained Melody,” along with “If You Love Me (Let Me Know),” recorded in Kalamazoo, Michigan two nights later, appeared in heavily overdubbed mixes on “Moody Blue,” the last Elvis Presley album released during his lifetime.
Date: 24 Apr 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Ann Arbor, MI.
Crisler Arena.
Tickets: 12,000
Costume: King Of Spades (white) Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Tryin’ To Get To You
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Blue Hawaii [excerpt]
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Help Me
My Way
Polk Salad Annie

[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Hail Hail Rock ‘n’ Roll
Hurt [twice]
Hound Dog
Unchained Melody
Little Darlin’

Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: “Fans to Fans”   and “Shaking Up The Great Lakes”
 
A Profile of the King on Stage  Elvis at Cazzie’s House 
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 30 – April 21st – May 3rd 1977
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Info April 24 1977 Crisler Arena Ann Arbor MI (8:30 pm) 12000 1974 Arabian Original belt Black Suit Yes Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath

1979

Ray Charles’ ‘Georgia On My Mind’ was proclaimed the state song of Georgia. The music to the song was written in 1930 by Hoagy Carmichael who also recorded a version of the song in New York in the same year. Ray Charles, a native of Georgia, recorded it in 1960 on the album The Genius Hits the Road.

1981

IBM introduced the Personal Computer.

1982

Stevie Wonder’s duet with Paul McCartney, “Ebony & Ivory,” reached #1 in Britain and would soon be #1 pop for seven weeks in the states (#8 R&B).

Chuck Berry, the Shirelles, the Coasters, Lou Christie, the Duprees, Lee Andrews and the Hearts, and special guest Bobby Rydell played the Spectrum in Philadelphia.

 

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1985

A day after its release, the “We are the World” album was certified Gold.

1989

Tom Petty released his first solo album, “Full Moon Fever.”

1992

The Cleveland Orchestra filed a $7 million lawsuit against Michael Jackson after discovering the singer had used part of their recording of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on his “Dangerous” album.

“Elvis — The Great Performances” aired on CBS-TV. The event was hosted by Priscilla from Graceland.

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1993

More than 40,000 people were in attendance as Farm Aid VI took place in Ames, Iowa. Performers included Johnny Cash, Dwight Yoakam, the Highwaymen, Ricky Van Shelton, Arlo Guthrie, Marty Stuart, Martina McBride, Ringo Starr, the Kentucky Headhunters, theCharlie Daniels Band, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young.

2001

The Bee Gees released their 22nd and final studio album, “This Is Where I Came In.”

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2003

The first official UK download chart was compiled after the big five record companies- EMI, Warners, Sony, BMG and Universal combined for a Digital Download day. Over 150,000 computer users had downloaded 1.1m tracks. The Net Parade Top 3: No.3, Tatu, ‘All The Things She Said’, No, 2, Coldplay ‘Clocks’ and No.1 Christina Aguilera, ‘Beautiful.’

Dixie Chicks launched a publicity campaign to explain their position after the controversy of Natalie Maines’ statement regading the Iraq war. During a prime-time interview with TV personality Diane Sawyer, Maines said she remained proud of her original statement. The band also appeared naked (with private parts strategically covered) on the current cover of Entertainment Weekly magazine, with slogans such as “Traitors”, “Saddam’s Angels”, “Dixie Sluts”, “Proud Americans”, “Hero”, “Free Speech”, and “Brave” printed on their bodies. The slogans represented the labels (both positive and negative) that had been placed on them in the aftermath of Maines’ statemen

2004

The Vermont Teddy Bear Company ended its release of the limited edition Elvis Bear 2. The bears were to be offered (March 29-April 24, 2004) at more than 750 Kroger stores free of charge with a minimum purchase.

2007

In Vienna, U.S. President George W. Bush was denied a luxury suite at the Imperial Hotel because Mick Jagger, who was in town with the Rolling Stones on a tour, had booked it first.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2012

t the Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater in Tucson, Arizona, the Beach Boys began their 37-date Reunion Tour. They also unveiled a clip of “That’s Why God Made The Radio,” their first new song in two decades and the first single from their reunion album.

2014

2015

Bruce Jenner, the 1976 Olympic champion, told ABC-TV interviewer Diane Sawyer “For all intents and purposes, I am a woman,” and that he is transitioning to a life in that gender. The 65 year-old Jenner said he first decided to transition to living publicly as a woman in the 1980s after the end of his two marriages, and that he took hormones for five years before stopping treatment.

Songwriter Sid Tepper, who collaborated with writing partner Roy C. Bennett on more than 300 published songs, including nearly 50 of them for Elvis Presley movies, died at the age of 96.  (Red Roses For A Blue Lady, Kiss Of Fire, The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane, G.I. Blues, Puppet On A String, The Young Ones, New Orleans, Nuttin’ For Christmas, The Lady Loves Me)

Sid Tepper – Wikipedia

Sid Tepper dies at 96; songwriter for Elvis, other stars

Songwriter Sid Tepper Remembers writing for the King | Elvis Articles

Sid Tepper Dead: Wrote Songs for Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra – Variety

2017

2018

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Celebrity Insider (blog)Apr. 16, 2018 One angry fan said: “All this black girl magic is going on, and she got on Elvi. Why Elvis? He was openly racist!!!! I don’t understand blacks who seem to take pride in wearing these racist people on their shirts! Elvis would never rock a shirt with any black person! Girl, he said I’m the only thing blacks can do …

Was Elvis Presley a cultural appropriator of black music?

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How Did Elvis Get Turned Into a Racist?

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ONE of the songs Elvis Presley liked to perform in the ’70s was Joe South’s “Walk a Mile in My Shoes,” its message clearly spelled out in the title. Sometimes he would preface it with the 1951 Hank Williams recitation “Men With Broken Hearts,” which may well have been South’s original inspiration. “You’ve …

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Daily Elvis: April 23

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April 23, 1616

Poet/playwright William Shakespeare died at the age of 52. (Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello, King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, The Comedy of Errors, Richard III, All’s Well That Ends Well)

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.

, 1938

Vernon Presley awaiting prison  ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)

,1939

Vernon Presley  in prison ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)

1940-41
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

1943

At the Apollo Theater in Harlem, the Earl “Fatha” Hines Band began a series of engagements featuring then-unknowns Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and Sarah Vaughan.

1944

August 8, 1945 to July 18, 1946
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

1946
Commerce Street, a rental

510 1/2 Maple Street, South Tupelo -the Presleys lived with Glady’s cousin Frank Richards and his wife, Leona.

1947

Mulbery Alley

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953 – Humes High School

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

1949

  “Trouble Blues” by Charles Brown charted on its way to #1 R&B for an amazing fifteen weeks. It became the fifth biggest R&B hit of all time.

Sept 2o 1949 to January 7, 1950
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952

Elvis worked as an user at Loew’s State Theatre

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

1954

Elvis worked at Crown Electric,  until mid-October 1954

The Presleys lived at 2414 Lamar Avenue, rented til the end of 1954 to mid-1955

 

Al Hibbler charted with the inspirational recording, “Unchained Melody” from the motion picture Unchained. The record reached #1 R&B and #3 pop and was the definitive version of this oft-recorded song until the Righteous Brothers’ blue-eyed soul version in 1965.
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Elvis performed “Blue Moon Of Kentucky” and “Thats All Right” at the Louisiana Hayride, from Heart O’ Texas Coliseum (Hayride Remote), Waco, Texas. as one of the opening acts with Johnny Walker, Jimmy Newman, J.E & Maxine Brown for Slim Whitman and Jim Reeves


Scotty, Elvis and Bill onstage in Waco – Apr 23, 1955


Elvis, Horace Logan and Bill onstage in Waco – Apr 23, 1955

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info April 23 1955 Heart O Texas Coliseum Waco TX (8:00 PM) approx 5000 Louisiana Hayride Remote Broadcast Yes

The Presleys  lived at  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Elvis Presley (with Scotty Moore and Bill Black),  made his Las Vegas debut, opening for the Freddie Martin Orchestra and comedian Shecky Greene at the New Frontier Hotel.
Although he had become a teen sensation by this time, Elvis was not the typical Vegas Strip entertainer of the period and the audience reception was cool-to-indifferent. The contract was torn up after one week of what was supposed to be a two-week engagement. The experience was not a total loss, however. While there, Presley witnessed Freddie Bell and the Bellboys doing a raucous version of Big Mama Thornton’s blues hit “Hound Dog,” and he soon worked that song into his live act.  Presley wouldn’t play Las Vegas again for almost 13 years. 

Elvis at the New Fontier Hotel – 1956

With opening acts: Sheeky Greene and Freddy Martin and his orchestra backing him; Elvis performed at the

Las Vegas, NV New Frontier Hotel (2 shows daily)  at 8.00 p.m. and midnight. Liberace. attended and did a publicity meet:
Elvis opened a 2 week engagement in front of a middle aged and older audience.
Later Elvis recalled: ” after the first night I went outside and just walked around in the dark. It was awful. I wasn’t getting across to the audience.”

Scotty, Elvis and the Freddie Martin Orchestra
But never the less Elvis fell in love with 1950s Vegas was Mafia and Rat Pack Sinatra Crowds.  Presley wouldn’t play Las Vegas again for almost 13 years, when Elvis changed Vegas by becoming it’s first Artist in residence in the 1970s.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info April 23 1956 New Frontier Hotel Las Vegas NV (8:00 PM) The Attomic Powered Singer
Info April 23 1956 New Frontier Hotel Las Vegas NV (12:00 AM) The Atomic Powered Singer

The Presleys lived at  at  1414 Getwell Street  until May 11 1956 – Audobon Drive  March 1957

1957

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive, Graceland purchased on March 19.

The Military Service Disruption

1958

Military service at Fort Hood in Texas., for basic training as part of the Second Armored Division. He was stationed there for six months.

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

1959

Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

1960

The Nerk Twins appeared at The Fox And Hounds in Caversham, Berkshire, England. The Nerk Twins being John Lennon and Paul McCartney who were staying at Paul’s aunt’s pub.

After eight weeks as the best selling song in America, “Theme From A Summer Place” by Percy Faith And His Orchestra is finally replaced on the Cashbox chart by Elvis Presley’s “Stuck On You”.

Elvis Presley’s single “Stuck On You” hit #3 in the U.K.

G.I. Blues 

1961

Blue Hawaii 

1962

A song called “My Bonnie” by Tony Sheridan and The Beatles was issued in America on the Decca label. It was the first commercial release anywhere in the world to carry The Beatles name. John Lennon would later say “It’s just Tony Sheridan singing with us banging in the background. They’re flogging it, but I wish they’d just shut up! It’s terrible! It could be anybody.” The mono 45 failed to chart on Billboard or Cashbox.

Girls! Girls! Girls! 

1963

Jan & Dean recorded “Surf City,” co-written by Brian Wilson and Jan Berry, with the Beach Boys providing background vocals. The instrumentation was by members of the famed group of Los Angeles studio musicians known as the “Wrecking Crew.” This became the first surf song single to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

1964

The Beatles were filmed running around Thornbury Playing Fields in Middlesex, England, for their first movie, “A Hard Day’s Night.” The footage was combined with an earlier sequence shot at London’s Gatwick Airport and became the famous “Can’t Buy Me Love” scene. John Lennon was attending a luncheon to honor manager Brian Epstein at the time and not present for the film shoot. A body double was used.

Roustabout  Post Production

1965

The Rolling Stones began their third North American tour with a show at the Maurice Richard Arena in Montréal, their first live performance in Canada. Over the following three nights, they did concerts in Ottawa, Toronto, and London, Ontario.

Harum Scarum Post Production

Elvis Presley’s single “Please Don’t Stop Loving Me” hit #45 in the U.S.
From LA, Elvis arrived at Graceland at 9.00 p.m. and was welcomed by about 50 fans at the gates.

1967

Clambake

1968

Live a Little, Love a Little 

1969

Herman’s Hermits released a song called “My Sentimental Friend”, which would become a major European hit, reaching number two on the UK pop chart. In the US however, the band was now hopelessly out of style and one of the best songs they ever recorded was ignored completely.

The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Get Back’ the group’s 16th UK No.1. Credited to “The Beatles with Billy Preston”, it was the Beatles’ only single that credited another artist, ‘Get Back’ was also the Beatles’ first single release in true stereo in the US.

Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Bob Newhart, and Vicki Carr were the guest performers on CBS-TV’s “The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour.”

Change of Habit 

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

Norman Greenbaum’s single “Spirit In The Sky” was certified Gold.
Elvis arrived in Palm Springs where he remained until April 28.
The Rolling Stones released their 16th studio album, Sticky Fingers. The album cover art, complete with working zipper, was done by Andy Warhol.
Elvis bought a Sony tape recorder, some speakers and a bass guitar at Bel Air Camera and Hi Fi.
Elvis Presley : 1174 Hillcrest, Beverly Hills, California : from the book The Elvis Files Vol. 6.
Elvis Presley : 1174 Hillcrest, Beverly Hills, California : April 23, 1971, from the book The Elvis Files Vol. 6.

1972

Elvis on Tour

The Memphis Mafia and Elvis leave the Hotel for the arena.
Elvis leaving his hotel in april 23 1973 for his Anaheim concert. We can see Joe at right on the picture.
March 7 1974 Off to perform his evening concert in Monroe, LA at the Monroe Civic Center
Elvis performed at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California.
Date: 23 Apr 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Anaheim, CA.
Convention Center
Tickets: 8,500
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me Tender
You Gave A Mountain
Steamroller Blues
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
How Great Thou Art
Johnny B. Goode
Hound Dog
Fever
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I’ll Remember You
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Johnny B Goode
 

April 23, 1973. Anaheim, CA.

Elvis Presley – Ardent Fans Surprised by Subdued Rhythm Rendition
by Kim Ortiz in the  Anaheim Bulletin

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April 23, 1973. Anaheim, CA. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 9 – April 22nd – April 30th 1973
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Info April 23 1973 Convention Center Anaheim CA (8:30 pm) 8500 Thunderbird Original belt Yellow Suit Yes Yes

1974

Mama Cass collapsed from exhaustion just before her scheduled appearance as guest host on NBC-TV’s “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.”

Guitarist/singer Pete Ham of Badfinger, depressed by band problems, hanged himself in his garage. Band mate Tom Evans would do the same under similar circumstances in November of 1983.
Pink Floyd played the first concert of five sold out nights at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.
Elvis flew to Macon, Georgia to begin with a tour.
The Rolling Stones album “Black and Blue” was released.
Ramones released their eponymous debut album. The front cover depicts the band members standing in a line leaning against a brick wall, taken by Roberta Bayley. The cover was ranked No.58 on Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Greatest Album Covers.
Elvis performed at the McNichols Arena Denver, Colorado.
Pietrafeso was the Denver Police Officer who tried to discuss drugs with Elvis.
Bob Pietrafeso on Elvis's last Denver concert in April 1976 and how The King was all nervous

Elvis Is Chubby And 41 But His Voice Is Right On
by Will Hardesty in the Rocky Mountain News
April 24, 1976

Date: 23 Apr 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Denver, CO.
McNicholes Sports Arena
Tickets: 19,000
Costume: Bicentennial (white) Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Heartbreak Hotel
America
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Hurt
Hound Dog
Love Me Tender
Help Me
How Great Thou Art
Funny How Time Slips Away
Little Darlin’
It’s Now Or Never
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Live In Denver Colorado
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 20 – April 21st – April 27th 1976
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Info April 23 1976 McNicholes Sports Arena Denver CO (8:30 pm) 19000 White Egyptian Bird Original belt White Suit Yes Yes
Joan Jett, with Blondie as her opening act, appeared at the Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles.

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Elvis performed at the University of Toledo Centennial Hall, Toledo, Ohio and Felton Jarvis continued the recording he started the last tour
Date: 23 Apr 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Toledo, OH
University of Toledo.
Tickets: 9,800
Costume: Mexican Sundial Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
My Way

[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Battle Of New Orleans
Hail Hail Rock ‘n’ Roll
Hurt
Hound Dog

Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: When The Crowd’s Going High   Goodbye Memphis
 

 

 
CONCERT DATE: April 23 1977 (8:30 pm). Toledo OH.
Elvis Presley Appears in Three Roles: As Symbol, Balladeer, And in Parody of His Past Performances
by Greg Oatis, Toledo Blade April 25, 1977

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Maggie Smith though he was “better than he ever was.” She agreed that his rocking was a trifle anemic, but pointed out that “the guy is in his 40s. What do you expect?” He’s 42, to be exact.

On Tour 77 #27 – www.elvisandhismusic.com

Bob Pietrafeso on Elvis’s last Denver concert in April 1976 

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 30 – April 21st – May 3rd 1977
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Info April 23 1977 University of Toledo Toledo OH (8:30 pm) 9800 Mexican Sundial Original belt White Suit Yes Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath

1978

Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious filmed his version of ‘My Way’ for the Sex Pistols film ‘The Great Rock n Roll Swindle.’

1981

Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins gave a performance in Stuttgart, West Germany that was recorded and released as the album “The Survivors.”

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1983

David Bowie started a three week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with the Nile Rodgers produced ‘Let’s Dance’, featuring the title track which made No. 1 on the US and UK singles chart and ‘China Girl.’

U2 kicked off their 48-date ‘War’ North American tour at The Carolina Concert For Children benefit, Chapel Hill, Carolina.

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1985

The “We Are The World” album was released. In addition to the title track, the album included nine previously unreleased songs by donating artists, including Prince, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, and Tina Turner, among others.

Liberace first appeared on the TV soap opera “Another World”. He also was a guest VJ on MTV later in the afternoon.

The Coca-Cola Company announced that it was changing its 99-year-old secret formula. New Coke was not a hit with consumers, and the company resumed selling the original version.

1987

Roy Orbison celebrated his 51st birthday by re-recording some of his biggest hits. Included were “Oh Pretty Woman”, “Crying”, “Only the Lonely”, “Dream Baby”, “Running Scared” and many others. These newer recordings are nowhere near the quality of the originals, so if you’re in the market, make sure you buy the original hits, available from Sony Music and specialty labels like Rhino.

 

1988

Roy Orbison celebrated his 52nd birthday at a Bruce Springsteen concert, during which the audience sang “Happy Birthday” to him.

Whitney Houston topped the pop charts with “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” while setting a record for most consecutive #1 singles. It was her seventh, beating out both the Bee Gees and the Beatles, who each had six in a row.

Houston record was partly because Elvis Presley’s run of #1 from 1956 through 1957 were no longer counted.

1991

Founder member of The New York Dolls Johnny Thunders (John Anthony Genzale, Jr), died of a drug overdose. He renamed himself Johnny Thunders, after a comic book of the same name. The influential New York Dolls formed in 1972 and made just two albums. A teenage Morrissey acted as president of the UK branch of the New York Dolls fan club. Formed The Heartbreakers with Dolls drummer Jerry Nolan, and Television bassist Richard Hell.

1994

Pink Floyd were at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘The Division Bell’, their fourth No.1 album

1995

Little Richard performed at the opening of Dolly Parton’s Dollywood Amusement Park in Pigeon Falls, TN.

The Sunday Times of London reported that Peter Hodgson of Liverpool had found a 1959 tape in his attic containing some of the Beatles’ earliest recordings. The 16-song tape included “Hello Little Girl,” a Lennon-McCartney composition the Beatles never recorded commercially, and Ray Charles’ “Hallelujah, I Love Her So.” The tape was made on a reel-to-reel recorder that Paul McCartney had borrowed from Hodgson’s father.

1998

James Earl Ray died of liver failure at age 70 while serving a life sentence in prison for the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ray confessed to the crime, but later recanted insisting he had been framed.

2000

Johnny Cash was honored by the U.S. Library of Congress with their Living Legend award.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2005

YouTube.com had its first video uploaded. Titled “Me at the Zoo,” the video shows YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim visiting the San Diego Zoo.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2008

Amy Winehouse went out on a drink and drug-fuelled spree and hit and head-butted two men. After drinking all day, Amy visited the Good Mixer pub in Camden, London with Babyshambles guitarist Mik Whitnall. Inside she allegedly punched Mustapha el Mounmi in the face after he refused to give way to her at the pool table. The singer then left to visit Bar Tok in the early hours and once at the bar shouted “I am a legend get these people out. I want to take drugs.” After leaving the bar a good Samaritan tried to get her a cab, but she reportedly thought he was trying to molest her and allegedly head-butted him in the face.

2013

Glen Campbell‘s publicist told members of the press that his client is no longer capable of performing on stage due to advancing Alzheimer’s disease. Sandy Brokaw went on to say that the 77-year-old Campbell planned on recording one final album called “See You There”, which would feature new renditions of old songs.

2014

The California Supreme Court refused to review the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson’s physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, rejecting his lawyer’s petition without comment.

2015

London England’s Sunday Times named Sir Paul McCartney as the wealthiest UK musician with assets of an estimated at over 730 million pounds. He was followed by Andrew Lloyd-Webber at 650 million, the band U2 with 431 million, Elton John with 270 million and Mick Jagger with 225 million pounds.

In Brooklyn, New York, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played the first of two nights of  The River Tour at the Barclays Center. The second night was on April 25.

Entertainment History: On April 23rd, 1956, Elvis Presley made his Las Vegas Debut

40 years ago today: The “King” makes final visit to Toledo

Photos: Priscilla Presley to open Elvis attraction, show April 23

2017

Neil Diamond continued the North American leg of his 50-Year Anniversary World Tour with a concert at Amalie Arena in Tampa.

On This Date: April 23, 1956, Elvis Presley’s Historical first 

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Daily Elvis: April 15

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Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.

, 1938

Vernon Presley awaiting prison  ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)

,1939

Vernon Presley  in prison ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)

1940-41
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

1943

1944

August 8, 1945 to July 18, 1946
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

1946
Commerce Street, a rental

510 1/2 Maple Street, South Tupelo -the Presleys lived with Glady’s cousin Frank Richards and his wife, Leona.

1947

Mulbery Alley

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953 – Humes High School

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

Sept 2o 1949 to January 7, 1950
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

1953

Rather than face United States Justice Department proceedings after being accused of being a Communist sympathizer, Charlie Chaplin surrendered his U.S. re-entry visa and began an almost 20-year self-imposed exile.

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

1954

The Presleys lived at 2414 Lamar Avenue, rented til the end of 1954 to mid-1955

Elvis performed at the High School in the afternoon and Round Up Hall in the evening in Stamford, Texas.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info April 15 1955 High School Auditorium Stamford TX (7:00 PM) Yes
Info April 15 1955 Round Up Hall Stamford TX (9:00 PM) Yes

The Presleys  lived at  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Mitch Miller, music director of Columbia Records, engages in a spirited debate with Allan Freed over the “potentially negative effects of Rock ‘n’ Roll on teenagers” on Eric Sevareid’s news program on CBS-TV. Two psychiatrists also joined the discussion. Miller made no secret of the fact that he hated Rock music, and was quoted as saying, “It’s not music. It’s a disease.”
Elvis, Gene Smith and the band flew to San Antonio, Texas, where Elvis performed at the Municipal Auditorium at 3.00 and 8.00 p.m with opening acts: Hank Locklin, Wanda Jackson, Leon Payne, The Texas Cool Cats, The Farmer Boys, Charlie Walker
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Elvis back stage at the Antonio concert. The photo was taken by Kay Wheeler who met Elvis for the first time. Below: Kay Wheeler and Elvis – she was the 1st Elvis Fan Club President.   In an interview with Joe Krein she states;

When I walked into Elvis’ backstage dressing room in San Antonio [April 15, 1956] – he was a rockabilly rebel! He had on a blue satin shirt, a gaudy EP diamond ring – hair in a cool ducktail with sideburns. He was plumb dangerous! He turned to me and said in a strong, sensual voice with a heavy lidded grin on his face, ‘So you’re my fan club president. Honey, what do you want me to do?’ He walked up to me – slid his hands down my sides and said, ‘Is all this really you, Baby?’ At that point, he started to kiss me. I flipped! Later, during his show, I was dancing in the wings on the stage. After it was over, Elvis made me show him my special ‘rock & bop’ bop steps that I did during his show. The early Elvis at that time was all you could imagine a rebel to be – he said anything he wanted to shock the news reporters. I was with Elvis on the rest of the Texas tour and on many occasions during the next 2 years. Elvis was wild and free in the beginning. I loved him for it …

Elvis Presley : San Antonio : April 15, 1956 – Elvis Presley Music

Elvis Presley with Kay Wheeler : San Antonio : April 15, 1956.
While under siege in his dressing room, Elvis gave a recorded interview to DJ Charlie Walker of KMAC Radio in San Antonio. Walker asked about the seven-year contract Presley had recently signed with Paramount Pictures. “Of course, it’s a dream come true,” Elvis declared. “It’s something I never thought would happen to me … of all people. But it just shows that you never can tell what’s gonna happen to you in life.” Naively, Elvis then expressed his desire to keep his acting and singing careers separate:  “I’ve had people ask me was I gonna sing in the movies. I’m not, I mean as far as I know, cause I took strictly an acting test and I wouldn’t care too much about singin’ in the movies.”
The two shows Elvis performed the same set of songs: Baby Lets Play House, Heartbreak Hotel, Long Tall Sally, I Was The One, I Got A Woman, Only You, Blue Suede Shoes, Money Honey and Tutti Frutti
Between the show, Elvis amused himself by playing on the organ.
ngagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info April 15 1956 Municipal Auditorium San Antonio TX (3:00 PM) 6000 Texas Tour Yes
Info April 15 1956 Municipal Auditorium San Antonio TX (8:00 PM) 6000 Texas Tour Yes
 The Presleys lived at  at  1414 Getwell Street  until May 11 1956 – Audobon Drive  March 1957
Elvis visited his new estate and posed for photographers with a fan while sitting on a tractor he had just purchased for work around the grounds.
Elvis and Dewey Phillips, at Sun musician and songwriter Charlie Underwood’s Memphis apartment on Monday, April 1957
 
The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive, Graceland purchased on March 19.

The Military Service Disruption

1958

Alan Freed’s “Big Beat Show” concert tour played Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, with performances by Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Danny & the Juniors, Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers, the Diamonds, Billy & Lillie, the Chantels, Dicky Doo and the Don’ts, Jo Ann Campbell, Larry Williams, Ed Townsend, the Pastels, and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins.

Buddy Holly’s Fender Stratocaster guitar was stolen from the Crickets’ station wagon while the group stopped to have lunch before a concert in St. Louis.

Military service at Fort Hood, TX, for basic training as part of the Second Armored Division. He was stationed there for six months.

1959

Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

1960

“Because They’re Young,” starring Dick Clark, Tuesday Weld, Warren Berlinger, and Doug McClure, with cameos by guitarist Duane Eddy and singer/actor James Darren, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.

1961

Blue Hawaii 

1962

Girls! Girls! Girls! 

1963

1964

The Beatles filmed outside shots at the Scala Theatre in Tottenham Street London for their forthcoming moviewhich was still called “Beatlemania!,” Beatles drummer Ringo Starr declared it had been “a hard day’s night.” John Lennon immediately began writing the song of that name on the back of an old greeting card, and it eventually became the title of the movie.

Roustabout 

 

1965

Harum Scarum 

1966

The Rolling Stones released the album “Aftermath” in the UK, their first album to feature all original material.  It would soar to the top of the UK album chart and stay there for eight weeks. A slightly different version of the album was issued in North America on June 20.

Spinout post-production

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Elvis’ ‘Yacht’ Most Elaborate Of Stars’ Cars HOLLYWOOD (AP) – For years, the ultimate status symbol in movieland was the producer with a two – telephone automobile. “Pardon me,” he’d tell one caller while riding down the Hollywood Freeway, “my other phone is ringing.” Times have changed. Elvis Presley, riding in the rear lounge of his three-compartment Cadillac, doesn’t hove to dial his girl friend’s phone number. His chauffeur gets the number, then buzzes Elvis to pick up the extension.

From Frank Sinatra’s private airliner to Ann-Margarets pink motorcycle, how to get there has become more important than where you’re going in Hollywood. “About all that’s left,” said a press agent, recently, “is the guy with his private spacecraft ordering his chauffeur to, ‘Fly me to the moon.'” Customized cars still make the biggest splash in the transportation market. Of them all. Elvis’ “yacht” is the most elaborate. Basically, it’s a souped-up Cadillac. But the back windows have been replaced with portholes for privacy. The outside top is covered with rare English leather and the rest of the metallic surface is coated in lacquer glittering with crushed Swedish fish scales.

Inside, Elvis’ compartment is upholstered with French gold frieze puckered in 3,000 biscuit puffs decorated by 3,000 gold buttons. A gold fur rug covers the floor. At the singer’s right is a control panel which operates an intercom, loudspeaker, telephone, air conditioner and radio. The central lounge houses a fold-plated refreshment bar, equipped with soft drinks for the teetotaling star. A swiv e 1 television set and gold v a n it y case complete its furnishings. What motivates a man to possess such elaborate transportation? For once-poor Bernie Schwartz from the Bronx, it’s the culmination of a childhood dream. As a kid, Bernie—who grew up to become film star Tony Curtis- played in the bathtub with submarines he manufactured of rubber bands and bits of broomstick. Today, his own cars cause a private traffic jam in his garage and driveway. He had the manufacturers of Rolls Royce customize a simple $18,000 Silver Cloud HI with a special Millinar body—for a mere $30,000.

Gloria Swanson, in her heyday, rode around town in a leopard skin upholstered, gold leaf- SOLID GOLD COMFORT: The central lounge of Elvis Presley’s Cadillac is equipped with a gold-plated refreshment bar, a swivel television set and a gold vanity case. GLEAMING CADDY—Elvis Presley’s Cadillac has an outside top covered with rare English leather and a metallic surface coated in lacquer that glitters with crushed Swedish fish scales.

 

The Cadillac, rather than Elvis, would eventually tour Australia.

1967

Nancy and Frank Sinatra had the #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100, The Cashbox Best Sellers List and Britain’s New Musical Express record chart with “Something Stupid”. They became the only father and daughter act ever to score a No.1 single. UB40 singer Ali Cambell covered the song in 1995 with his daughter Kibbi. Robbie Williams had a 2001 UK No.1 with his version of the song featuring Nicole Kidman. (“Unforgettable” by Natalie Cole and Nat “King” Cole reached #14 in 1991)

Clambake 

1968

At the Capitol Tower Recording Studio in Hollywood, Glen Campbell recorded “Dreams Of The Everyday Housewife.”

Live a Little, Love a Little 

Elvis signed the official contract for his appearance at the Las Vegas International Hotel in August. He would be, not just a concert competing with the casinos, but the 1st Vegas artist in residence – when Elvis was in Vegas, the hotels were all booked and during showtime, the casinos emptied. The Brat Pack/Mafia Vegas was over and the era of Family Destination Vacations begun.
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Change of Habit 

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

1970

1971

Roberta Flack started a six week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’. Written in 1957 by political singer/songwriter Ewan MacColl for Peggy Seeger, who was later to become his wife. At the time the couple were lovers, although MacColl was married to someone else. MacColl is the father of singer/songwriter Kirsty MacColl. The song was featured in the Clint Eastwood film ‘Play Misty For Me.’
Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Carole King and Quincy Jones performed at a benefit for U.S. presidential candidate George McGovern.
Elvis performed at the Coliseum, Macon, Georgia at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.  Elvis on Tour 

Backstage after his show in Macon, GA on April 15, 1972


Leaving the Macon Coliseum on April 15, 1972

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 5 – April 5th – April 19th 1972
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Info April 15 1972 Macon Coliseum Macon GA (2:30 pm) 11500 1971 Snowflake Original belt Yes
Info April 15 1972 Macon Coliseum Macon GA (8:30 pm) 11500 White Pinwheel Lion Head belt Dark Blue Suit Yes

1973

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Singing star Elvis Presley’s brand-new Stutz Blackhawk I. flown in from Italy where the automobile is made b:y hand, was the first made by the New York-based company which has produced 80 of the luxury cars. Elvis, since this picture was taken, has acquired a second Stulz which he keeps in Memphis. Elvis Passes the Snob Test for His Stutz when it arrived. Six months later he bought the other one, which he keeps in his garage in Memphis. The Stutz, which sells for around $30,000, depending upon optional equipment, is basically a Pontiac Grand Prix which is reincarnated. When it is a Pontiac, it is shipped in one piece to Italy, where the body is removed and NEW YORK Can you imagine a car so exclusive that the buyer must be screened before the dealer will deign to sell you one? The auto is a Stutz and two of them are owned by Elvis Presley, who bought the first one delivered in the United States and thus passed the snob test. Elvis was so excited about the arrival of the car from Italy, that he was on hand to take personal delivery casually thrown away. A new, hand-molded body is attached bearing the Stutz emblem, and then it is shipped back lo the United States where most of its 09 owners live. The company has orders for 300 more, but since their supply is limited, they pick and choose their customers. It might be easier lo get into Harvard.

1974

1975

1976

1977

The Wake and Aftermath

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1987

Queen is presented with an award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music at the 32nd annual Ivor Novello Awards in London.

1989

Roy Orbison had his final Top 10 single on the US chart with “You Got It”, four months after he passed away. The song was written by Jeff Lynne and Tom Petty and appeared on Orbison’s “Mystery Girl” album that was released posthumously.

American all girl group The Bangles started a four week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Eternal Flame.’ Also a No.1 in Australia (biggest selling single of 1989) and the United States.

1990

Actress Greta Garbo died of pneumonia and renal failure at the age of 84.  (Ninotchka, Grand Hotel, Camille, Queen Christina, Anna Karenina, Mata Hari, The Kiss, Flesh and the Devil, The Painted Veil, As You Desire Me, Two-Faced Woman, Conquest, Inspiration, Anna Christie)

1992

The three surviving members of Queen raised over $15 million at a charity concert in memory of the late Freddie Mercury, who died in November, 1991. They were joined by David Bowie, Annie Lennox, Elton John, Guns N’ Roses, Roger Daltrey, Robert Plant, Paul Young and others.

2001

Joey Ramone, of the ’70s punk band The Ramones, died of lymphatic cancer at the age of 49 . His real name was Jeff Hyman.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

 

2010

After receiving some bad reviews and even enduring some boos during her performance, Whitney Houston brushed off criticism of her first show in the UK in over eleven years by insisting she was playing to a “tough crowd”. She had recently been hospitalized with chronic rhinopharyngitis, which is a swelling of the membranes in the nose and throat.

Singer Melissa Etheridge and her partner, actress Tammy Lynn Michaels, announced their separation, seven years after bonding in a commitment ceremony. Michaels gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl, in 2006.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2011

 

A replica of the Graceland Estate owned by Elvis Presley was opened in Randers, Denmark. The building is twice the size of the original in order to fit a museum, restaurant, and shop, and, despite the size difference, it is nearly identical. The building was created by Elvis fan Henrick Knudsen who had the blessing of Elvis’s widow Priscilla. EPE later sued.
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2015
 It was reported that Digital music revenues matched physical sales for the first time in 2014, thanks to strong growth in the streaming market. The digital market rose 6.9% to $6.9 billion (£4.6 billion), representing 46% of all global music sales. CDs, vinyl and other physical formats also accounted for 46% of the market. Pharrell Williams’s ‘Happy’ was the most-downloaded single globally in 2014, with Taylor Swift the most popular artist.
2016
Elvis “I’m Leaving” a collection of folk/country songs is released, reaching #27 on the USA charts.
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April 14, 1865…Just after 10 p.m. at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC, Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth shot U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. Booth was hunted down and shot as he hid in a barn near Port Royal, Virginia. Lincoln died at 7:22 a.m. the next day.

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.

, 1938

Vernon Presley awaiting prison  ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)

,1939

The novel “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck was first published.

Vernon Presley  in prison ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)

1940-41
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

1943

1944

August 8, 1945 to July 18, 1946
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

1946
Commerce Street, a rental

510 1/2 Maple Street, South Tupelo -the Presleys lived with Glady’s cousin Frank Richards and his wife, Leona.

1947

Mulbery Alley

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953 – Humes High School

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

Sept 2o 1949 to January 7, 1950
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

1953

Lita Roza was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘(How Much) Is That Doggie In Window.’ The 27 year old singer was the NME readers’ Top Female artist of 1953 and with this single became the first British female singer to top the UK singles Chart, (and the first Liverpudlian to do so).

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

1954

The Presleys lived at 2414 Lamar Avenue, rented til the end of 1954 to mid-1955

Fats Domino released “Ain’t It A Shame.” While that is the original title, the song is more often called “Ain’t That A Shame,” the title Pat Boone used for his cover version.
Elvis left Breckenridge in the morning behind the wheel of his Cadillac. Elvis performed later that day at Owl Park, Gainesville, Texas, where he still was largely unknown and only drew a handful of people along with Frank Starr, The Rock-Away Boys, Onie Wheeler
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info April 14 1955 Owl Park Gainesville TX (8:00 PM)

 The Presleys  lived at  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

The Ampex Corporation of Redwood City, California demonstrated the first videotape recorder. Invented by Ray Dolby, Charles Ginsberg and Charles Anderson, it recorded both images and sound
Elvis , Nashville recording session in april 14 1956.
Maybe due to the flight problems of the other day or just because Elvis was tired, the session at RCA’s Nashville studio didn’t went very well. Just one song was recorded in 3 hours: ” I Want You, I Need You, I Love You”.

Singer Elvis Presley, looking tired and somewhat dejected, leaning over railing in recording studio during break from cutting new record. (Photo by Don Cravens/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

Singer Elvis Presley (2R) in recording studio. (Photo by Don Cravens/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

Elvis , Nashville recording session in april 14 1956.
While Elvis was in the studio he was presented with a gold record for “Heartbreak Hotel”.

Elvis with his 1st Gold Record – Apr. 14, 1956
Rock and roll singer Elvis Presley mugs for the camera before boarding a plane headed to Memphis, Tennesee on April 14, 1956 in Nashville, Tennessee.

After the session Elvis and the band took a flight back to Memphis where in the evening Elvis stopped by Dewey Philips’ radio show at the Hotel Chisca.
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The Presleys lived at  at  1414 Getwell Street  until May 11 1956 – Audobon Drive  March 1957

1957

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive, Graceland purchased on March 19.

The Military Service Disruption

1958

Military service at Fort Hood, TX, for basic training as part of the Second Armored Division. He was stationed there for six months.

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

In Germany, Elvis was drafted for another public relations oriented event when he was sent to Steinfurth as part of a work detail to help erect a memorial statue for veterans of WW I.
Elvis in Steinfurth am 14.04.1959 um 09:30 Uhr. Dieses Foto zeigt den Stadtkern mit der Kirche wo das Kriegerdenkmal abgebaut wurde.
Elvis bought a Welchsler stereo and some records in Bad Neuheim.

Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

Elvis Presley in Germany | The German Way & More

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

1960

The original Broadway production of the musical “Bye Bye Birdie,” starring Chita Rivera, Dick Van Dyke, Dick Gautier, Paul Lynde, Kay Medford, and Michael J. Pollard, opened at New York’s Martin Beck Theater for 607 performances.

At Bell Sound Studio in New York City, Lloyd Price recorded “Question.”

 

1961

Blue Hawaii 

At RCA’s Music Center of the World studios in Hollywood, Sam Cooke recorded “Cupid.”

1962

Girls! Girls! Girls! 

1963

The Rolling Stones played at The Crawdaddy Club, Richmond. All four members of The Beatles were in the audience. The name of the club derived from Bo Diddley’s1960 song ‘Doing the Craw-Daddy’, which The Rolling Stones regularly performed as part of their set. In turn the club would inspire the name of the American music magazine Crawdaddy!

1964

Roustabout 

1965

Millie Small appeared on ABC-TV’s “Shindig!” and performed her song “My Boy Lollipop.” Other guests on the show included Jerry Lee Lewis, April & Nino, and Neil Sedaka.

Elvis Presley’s 17th feature film, “Girl Happy,” co-starring Shelley Fabares, Harold J. Stone, and Gary Crosby, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.

Harum Scarum 

1966

Spinout post production

1967

David Bowie’s novelty record ‘The Laughing Gnome’ was released in the UK. The track consisted of the singer meeting and conversing with the creature of the title, whose sped-up voice (created by Bowie and studio engineer Gus Dudgeon) delivered several puns on the word “gnome”. The song became a hit when reissued in 1973, despite it being radically different to his material at the time, the single made No. 6 in the UK charts.

The Bee Gees released their first single, “New York Mining Disaster 1941,” with a promotional slogan from their record label heralding them as “The most significant talent since the Beatles.”

ABC-TV aired the final episode of the rock music variety show “Where The Action Is.”

Clambake 

 

Record producer Phil Spector married Ronettes lead singer Veronica “Ronnie” Bennett. She filed for divorce in 1972, citing several instances of alleged cruelty. The final decree was issued in 1974.
Elvis and Priscilla spent Easter in Palm Springs at their new rental house on Camino del Norte.

Live a Little, Love a Little 

1969

The “33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee” TV special, starring The Monkees, aired on NBC.

The recording of ‘The Ballad Of John and Yoko’ took place, with just two Beatles, Paul McCartney and John Lennon. Paul played bass, drums and piano with John on guitars and lead vocals. The song was banned from many radio stations as being blasphemous. On some stations, the word ‘Christ’ was edited in backwards to avoid the ban.

 

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“coming soon” and “ask for” release variations.

“In the Ghetto” … The Song That Made Elvis Presley Relevant Again

In the Ghetto/Any Day Now released:  The song was Presley’s first Top 10 hit in the US in four years, peaking at number 3, and his first UK Top 10 hit in three years, peaking at No. 2. It hit No. 1 on Cashbox. It was a number-one hit in West Germany, Ireland, Norway, Australia and New Zealand.

After Elvis Presley, the song has been performed by many other artists. Among them were, most notably, Sammy Davis Jr., Marilyn Manson, Susan Cadogan, Candi Staton, Dolly Parton, Bobby Blue Bland, Bobbie Gentry, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Ian Stuart Donaldson, The Cranberries, Merle Haggard, Leatherface, Three Six Mafia, DNX vs. The Voice, Natalie Merchant, Bad Lieutenant, Fair Warning, Beats International, Eleanor Shanley, Chris Clark and Hecchi & Kethmer.

The song was recorded as a duet in 2007 by Lisa Marie Presley as a duet with her father to raise money for the Presley Foundation.

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Elvis with Charlie Hodge in LA, talking to a fan during Change of Habit production.

With Charlie Hodge in LA on April 14, 1969

 

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

1970

The Chino Canyon estate was purchased by Elvis and Priscilla Presley on April 14, 1970. They put $20,000 as a down payment and financed $85,000 for a total purchase price of $105,000. When Elvis bought the house, it was 3500 square feet. After Elvis and Priscilla got divorced in 1973, Elvis expanded the house with an additional 2000 square feet for a party room, a new bedroom with two bathrooms, and a sauna.

1971

The Illinois Crime Commission issued a list of what it termed “drug-oriented records.” Included on the list were “A Whiter Shade Of Pale” by Procol Harum, “White Rabbit” by Jefferson Airplane, and “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” by the Beatles.

 David Bowie released ‘Starman’ as a single in the UK, which became his first hit since 1969’s ‘Space Oddity’ three years before. The song was a late addition to the album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars included at the insistence of RCA’s Dennis Katz, who heard a demo and loved the track, believing it would make a great single. The lyrics describe Ziggy Stardust bringing a message of hope to Earth’s youth through the radio, salvation by an alien ‘Starman’.

 

Before his show in Greensboro, NC on April 14, 1972

Elvis performed at the Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolin; This show was filmed and recorded for Elvis on Tour 

Burning Love is performed live for the first time as a show highlight.

 

Date: 14 Apr 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Greensboro, NC.
Greensboro Coliseum
Tickets: 16,300
Costume: Blue Owl suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
Proud Mary
Never Been To Spain
You Gave Me A Mountain
Until It’s Time For You To Go
Polk Salad Annie
Love Me
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Hound Dog
Heartbreak Hotel
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
Love Me Tender
[band introductions]
For The Good Times
An American Trilogy
Burning Love
Release Me
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 

This show was filmed by MGM for the movie ‘On Tour’.

 

 

Before his show in Greensboro, NC on April 14, 1972
Backstage before his show in Greensboro, NC on April 14, 1972

Elvis Presley – The Greensboro Concert 1972 – Wikipedia

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 5 – April 5th – April 19th 1972
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info April 14 1972 Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro NC (8:30 pm) 16300 Royal Blue Fireworks Owl belt Yes Yes

1973

Led Zeppelin started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with Houses Of The Holy also a No.1 in the US. The young girl featured on the cover of the album climbing naked up Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland is Samantha Gates who was 6 years old at the time of the photo shoot.

1974

At the Roundhouse in London, the Who’s Pete Townshend made his solo concert debut backed only by his own pre-recorded audio tapes.

1975

Quadrofonic Sound Studio – Nashville, Tennessee (Overdub Session)
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Green, Green Grass Of Home (Overdub) EPA3 1595-NA
And I Love You So (Overdub) EPA3 1597-NA
Woman Without Love (Overdub) EPA3 1600-NA
Bringin’ It Back (Overdub) EPA3 1602-NA
Pieces Of My Life (Overdub) EPA3 1603-NA

1976

Stevie Wonder and Motown Records held a news conference to announce that he had signed a “$13 million-plus” contract to continue recording for Motown’s Tamla label.

1977

The Wake and Aftermath

1978

Art Garfunkel started a six week run at No.1 in the UK with the theme from the film ‘Watership Down’, ‘Bright Eyes’ which went on to become the biggest selling single of the year. The song was written by the man behind The Wombles, Mike Batt.

The Johnny Cash special “Spring Fever” aired on CBS-TV with guests Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter, June Carter Cash, Rosanne Cashand Ray Charles.

1980

A New Jersey State assemblyman introduced a resolution to make Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run” the official state song. It was instead cited by legislators as the state’s “rock anthem.”

ABC aired Olivia Newton John’s TV special “Olivia’s Hollywood Nights,” with guest performers Elton John, the Carpenters, and Andy Gibb.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1983

Kenny Rogers’ “We’ve Got Tonight” album was certified Gold.

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1984

The Texas Board of Education began requiring that the state’s public school textbooks describe evolution as “theory rather than fact.”

1986

Members of the First Church of the Nazarene in Ironton, Ohio, held a record burning after evangelist Jim Brown told them that the song “A Horse is a Horse,” the theme song from the U.S. TV show “Mr. Ed,” contained satanic messages when played backwards

1993

In Bosnia, Joan Baez performed for 700 people in war-torn Sarajevo.

1999

Tammy Wynette’s body was exhumed and an autopsy performed in an attempt to settle a dispute over how the country music legend died. No autopsy was conducted when Wynette was found dead on April 6, 1998. Her cause of death had been listed by the family doctor as resulting from a blood clot. The 1999 autopsy indicated heart failure. An official ruling in 2001 stated that Tammy Wynette died of natural causes.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2003

Former “American Bandstand” host, Dick Clark, revealed that he had had Type 2 diabetes since 1994, but kept it a secret from everyone except close friends and family.

2004

Dolly Parton received the Living Legend Medal from the U.S. Library of Congress for her contributions to the cultural heritage of the United States.

2007

Singer (Tiny Bubbles) Don Ho died of heart failure at 76.

Don Ho and Elvis Presley – Las Vegas 1969 – Elvis Presley Music

Hawaii’s Elvis was the accidental entertainer – Obituaries – smh.com.au

2009

Former Beatle George Harrison was honoured with a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Sir Paul McCartney attended the unveiling outside the landmark Capitol Records building, joining Harrison’s widow Olivia and son Dhani. Eric Idle, Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks and musician Tom Petty also attended the ceremony.

2010

Country music singer George Strait became the first act to place a record in the Top 10, on any of the Billboard magazine charts, for 30 consecutive years. His streak continued through 2012.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2013

Justin Bieber caused outrage after writing a message in a guestbook at the Anne Frank Museum, which stated he hoped the Holocaust victim would have been a fan. The 19-year-old wrote: “Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber.” It provoked fierce online criticism of the Canadian singer, who was in Amsterdam as part of a tour.

2017

Harry Styles’s debut single ‘Sign of the Times’ brok Ed Sheeran’s 13-week run at the top of the UK charts. The One Direction star achieved his first No.1 as a solo artist with this release – the first from his self-titled debut album.

The annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival opened near Palm Springs, California. Scheduled headliners during the 4-day event spread over two weekends were Radiohead, Lady Gaga and Kendrick Lamar, with more than 160 other music acts slated to perform.

Neil Diamond continued the North American leg of his 50-Year Anniversary World Tour with a concert at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha.

Elvis on tv:  Sun Records broadcasts a season one recap episode.

Released:  ‘Elvis Las Vegas ’74’ 2 CD Set from FTD : FTD News : Elvis Presley. : ‘For Elvis Fans Only’ Official Elvis Presley Fan Club

'Elvis Las Vegas '74' 2 CD Set from FTD : FTD News : Elvis Presley. : 'For Elvis Fans Only' Official Elvis Presley Fan Club

this is really tempting, it includes the rare 1967 radio christmas special

which Co Parker had clearly planned for Elvis to do as the 1968 tv special

‘Elvis: His Songs Of Praise Vol. 2’ Hardcover Book + CD : FTD News : Elvis Presley. : ‘For Elvis Fans Only’ Official Elvis Presley Fan Club

'Elvis: His Songs Of Praise Vol. 2' Hardcover Book + CD : FTD News : Elvis Presley. : 'For Elvis Fans Only' Official Elvis Presley Fan Club

2018

Elvis Presley: The Searcher is the definitive movie about The King

Saturday, April 14: HBO’s Documentary Dives Deep Into the Life and 

HBO broadcasts part one of “Elvis the searcher” – two-part, three-and-a-half hour broadcast documentary.

 

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Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.

, 1938

Vernon Presley awaiting prison  ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)

,1939

Vernon Presley  in prison ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)

1940-41
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

1943

1944

August 8, 1945 to July 18, 1946
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

1946
Commerce Street, a rental

510 1/2 Maple Street, South Tupelo -the Presleys lived with Glady’s cousin Frank Richards and his wife, Leona.

1947

Mulbery Alley

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953 – Humes High School

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

Sept 2o 1949 to January 7, 1950
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

 

1952

Elvis worked as an usher at the Loew’s State Theater,

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

1954

The Presleys lived at 2414 Lamar Avenue, rented til the end of 1954 to mid-1955

Elvis performed “Tweedle Dee” , “Thats All Right” , “I Dont Care If The Sun Dont Shine” and “Blue Moon Of Kentucky” at the High School, Breckenridge, Texas.
Other acts included: Onie Wheeler, Fonda Wallace, Dee Don, Ben & Deana Hill, Weldon Myrick and Dean Beard
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info April 13 1955 High School Auditorium Breckenridge TX (8:00 PM) Yes

The Presleys  lived at  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Chuck Berry records “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Too Much Monkey Business,” “Brown Eyed Handsome Man,” and “Havana Moon” at Chicago’s Chess Studios. Clyde McPhatter of the Drifters receives his discharge from the U.S. Armed Forces.
Elvis performed at the Municipal Auditorium, Amarillo, Texas at 7.00 and 9.00 p.m.
Elvis in Amarillo ( Texas ) in april 13 1956,here with a fans.
Wanda Jackson and Elvis in Amarillo – Apr. 13, 1956
Also on the bill were Faron Young, Jimmy & Johnny, Wanda Jackson, and The Country Deputies

Scotty, DJ, Elvis and Bill Onstage Amarillo April 13, 1956

This marked the beginning of a 2 day break, so with a chartered flight Elvis and the band took of to Nashville for a last minute recording session. The flight was plagued with problems and nearly crashed.


Elvis onstage at Amarillo Municipal Auditorium – Apr. 13, 1956

Photo by A. Y. Owen courtesy Time Life Pictures
After arriving in Nashville Elvis declared: “Man, I don’t know if I’ll ever fly again”. Gladys of course didn’t want Elvis to fly again, but in the 1970s, Elvis owned several airplanes.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info April 13 1956 Municipal Auditorium Amarillo TX (7:00 PM) Yes
Info April 13 1956 Municipal Auditorium Amarillo TX (9:00 PM) Yes
 The Presleys lived at  at  1414 Getwell Street  until May 11 1956 – Audobon Drive  March 1957

1957

The live cross-country concert tour “Biggest Show of Stars for ’57” made a stop at Boston Garden in Boston for a show featuring Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Bill Doggett, Clyde McPhatter, theFive Keys, Ann Cole, the Moonglows, the Five Satins, and Charlie Brown.

Elvis Presley’s “All Shook Up” reaches #1 on the US Pop Singles chart and remains there for eight weeks.

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The single topped the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on April 13, 1957, staying there for eight weeks.[1] It also topped the Billboard R&B chart for four weeks, becoming Presley’s second single to do so, and peaked at No. 3 on the country chart.[1] It is certified 2X Platinum by the RIAA. It was ranked #352 on Rolling Stones list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

All Shook Up – Wikipedia

Elvis Presley was the first contributor to a new Memphis fundraiser called “Coffee Day For Crippled Children.”

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive, Graceland purchased on March 19.

The Military Service Disruption

1958

Military service at Fort Hood, TX, for basic training as part of the Second Armored Division. He was stationed there for six months.

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

1959
At Bell Sound Studios in New York City, Ronnie Hawkins, backed by Jimmy Ray Paulman, Willard Jones and Levon Helm, recorded “Forty Days,” which became his first charted single.
Johnny Horton released the single “The Battle Of New Orleans.”

Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

 1960
At the Capitol Tower Recording Studio in Hollywood, Frank Sinatra recorded “Nice ‘N’ Easy.”

1961

 

1962

In Hamburg, Germany, the Beatles began a marathon stint at the new Star Club, performing three to four hours per night for 48 days, with only one day off, for a total of 172 hours of performances. During their stay they will record two tracks with Tony Sheridan, “Sweet Georgia Brown” and “Swanee River”, but whether these were the versions of Sheridan’s songs that were eventually released is uncertain.

Girls! Girls! Girls! 

1963

“Surfin’ USA” by the Beach Boys was released in the US, where it will become the group’s second Billboard chart-maker, reaching #3. The song was a note-for-note copy of Chuck Berry‘s “Sweet Little Sixteen” with new lyrics. After Berry sued, he was granted royalties and all further issues of the song gave him writing credit.

At the Northwestern, Inc. recording studio in Portland, Oregon, the Kingsmen recorded “Louie Louie.”

1964

Sidney Poitier became the first African-American to win a Best Actor Oscar. It was for his performance in the movie “Lilies of the Field.”

Roustabout 

April 13, 1965

At the Grammys, the Beatles won Best New Artist and Best Performance by a Vocal Group for “A Hard Day’s Night.”

At EMI’s Abbey Road Studios in London, the Beatles recorded the John Lennon composition “Help!” in 12 takes. The vocals were re-recorded for the film during a session on May 24, 1965 at CTS Studios. In 2004, “Help!” was ranked #29 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”

At United Recording Studios in Hollywood, Dean Martin recorded “(Remember Me) I’m The One Who Loves You.”

April 13, 1965 Elvis Presley Signed Agreement Letter Concerning Production and Soundtrack Start Dates for <em>Frankie & Johnny</em>

Elvis Presley Signed Agreement Letter Concerning Production and Soundtrack Start Dates for Frankie & Johnny

1966

Bob Dylan appeared at Sydney Stadium in the first of seven shows in Australia.

At EMI’s Abbey Road Studios in London, the Beatles began recording the Paul McCartney composition “Paperback Writer,” which they completed the following day. McCartney is said to have written it after his aunt asked if he could come up with a song that wasn’t about love. The lyrics are in the form of a letter from an aspiring author addressed to a publisher. The track is also notable because of its boosted bass guitar, which occurred partly in response to John Lennon demanding to know why the bass on a Wilson Pickett record far exceeded the bass on any Beatles record.

Spinout Post-production

April 13, 1967

Police used tear gas and batons to control several thousand teenagers who turned out to see the Rolling Stones at the Palace of Culture in Warsaw, Poland, the Stones’ first concert behind the Iron Curtain.

Clambake 

 

1968

Elvis–April-13-1968-Candid-colour-Los-Angeles-from-... - Elvis never left

Live a Little, Love a Little 

1969

Observer archive, 13 April 1969: ‘The Elvis factory has grossed in excess of $200m

Change of Habit 

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

1970

Led Zeppelin became the first band to sell out the Montréal Forum.

Elvis bought some martial arts supplies, such as 2 black karate ghis, sweatband, headbands, a rubber knife and skin toughener.
Priscilla, at Elvis’ urging, begins to take karate classes with Mike Stone.
Elvis performed at the Coliseum, Charlotte, North Carolina. Elvis on Tour 
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Date: 13 Apr 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Charlotte, NC.
Charlotte Coliseum
Tickets: 12,000
Costume: Black Fireworks suit
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 5 – April 5th – April 19th 1972
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Info April 13 1972 Charlotte Coliseum Charlotte NC (8:30 pm) 12000 White Fireworks Original belt Light Blue Suit Yes

1973

1974

1975

1976

Elvis flew to Las Vegas with Alicia Kerwin and Billy and Jo Smith. Later they went on to Palm Springs, where Elvis bought Alicia a car. Then Elvis experienced trouble breathing again and Dr. Ghanem flew in from Las Vegas to attend to Elvis.

The Wake and Aftermath

1980
After 3,883 performances in various theaters, the original seven-year Broadway run of the ’50s-spoofing musical Grease comes to an end.
1981
Washington Post reporter Janet Cooke received a Pulitzer Prize for her feature story about an eight-year-old heroin addict named “Jimmy.” Two days later, Cooke relinquished the prize after admitting she had fabricated the tale.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1986

Most of the cast of the long-running sitcom “The Andy Griffith Show” reunited for the NBC-TV special “Return to Mayberry.”

1990

In Tokyo, Japan, Madonna began her 57-date Blond Ambition World Tour performing for the first of three nights at Chiba Marine Stadium.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2004

The album “Maximum Elvis” was released on CD. It contained the songs “The King Of Western Bop”, “A White Man Who Could Sing The Blues”, “Let’s Get Real, Real Gone For A Change”, “The Snowman”, “This Unspeakably Untallented, Vulgar Young Entertainer”, “At The Movies”, “A Nice Lad When You Get To Know Him”, “The Hippie Element”, “Death” and “Resurrection?”

2007

For a price not revealed, Julian Lennon sold a “significant” stake of his share in the songs his father John wrote for the Beatles to U.S. music publishing company Primary Wave. That firm now receives payments when any Lennon compositions are sold on CD, performed live or played on the radio.

2009
According to a chart compiled for the UK’s BBC Radio 2, Procol Harum’s “A Whiter Shade Of Pale” was the most played song in public places in the past 75 years. Rounding out the top ten were: #2 – “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen, #3 – “All I Have To Do Is Dream” by The Everly Brothers, #4 – “Love Is All Around” by Wet Wet Wet, #5 – (“Everything I Do) I Do It For You” by Bryan Adams, #6 – “Angels” by Robbie Williams, #7 – “All Shook Up” by Elvis Presley, #8 – “Dancing Queen” by ABBA, #9 – “Magic Moments” by Perry Como and #10 – “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2017
 
Sun Records tv – finale airs
8 Finishing School Col. Parker presses to take over Elvis’s career but Sam is reluctant to let go. Jerry Lee’s philandering finally catches up with him. Johnny starts his own band. 13 Apr. 2017
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O sole mio: from Neapolitan ballad to football chant, via Elvis

Financial TimesApr 10, 2017
Elvis Presley loved Martin’s record. He taped his own version in 1959 while stationed in Germany with the US Army, a performance that went …

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Trivium’s Matt Heafy Covers Elvis Presley

LoudwireApr 12, 2017
It’s been an eclectic selection of songs that Heafy has chosen, with the latest being his take on the oft-covered Elvis Presley classic, “Can’t Help …